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Netgear AC 1200 Extender

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Description

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Netgear AC 1200 Extender
The Netgear EX6120 is a perfect example of the old adage "You get what you pay for." It's small in size and price. Unfortunately, it's also somewhat small in performance. That is if you're looking to light up one half of your home with screaming fast WiFi. If you have a small corner of the house with a few devices that need some decent WiFi this affordable, easy-to-use device is a snap to set up and may be just what you're looking for.
Rating
8
PROS
  • Affordable
  • Compact size
  • Dual-bands
  • Easy installation
CONS
  • Mediocre performance
  • 100Mbps Ethernet port

NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender EX6120 - Coverage up to 1200 sq.ft. and 20 Devices with AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Signal Booster & Repeater (up to 1200Mbps Speed), and Compact Wall Plug Design

Design

The Netgear EX6120 is a tiny white and silver device that seemingly refuses to bring attention to itself except for the gaudy antennas protruding from its sides. Its small size can actually be considered a feature because unlike many other plugin extenders it doesn’t block adjacent AC outlets. It uses a simple system of LED indicator lights to aid in placement. Green means good, amber means weak and red means poor. Once the power light is on you can use the WPS button to quickly connect to any wireless router that supports WPS. From there you can use the color of the Router and Device lights to find that magical sweet spot between your router and devices. On one side you’ll find the on/off button and the WPS button on the other you’ll find a 100Mbps Ethernet port.

Features

You’ll only be disappointed with this extender if your expectations are too high. It was designed to be simple, cheap, and used only to fill in small gaps in a WiFi network. It puts out 300Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 867Mbps on the 5GHz band. Nothing to write home about. It does not use Beamforming or MU-MIMO to enhance its connections like higher-end extenders do. A nice feature of the EX6120 is that it can be used as an extender or an access point with the flip of a switch on its side.

NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender EX6120 - Coverage up to 1200 sq.ft. and 20 Devices with AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Signal Booster & Repeater (up to 1200Mbps Speed), and Compact Wall Plug Design

Performance

In close range tests in the same room, the performance of the EX6120 was about what you would expect from a device with these specs. In 30 feet tests through a wall and up one floor the EX6120 fell far behind its bigger brother the Netgear X6. You can count on this extender for 4K video and music and long as you don’t run outside with your device and start doing laps around the house. If you’re well behaved you can expect a decent 90-foot range from it.

Installation

If you don’t want to use WPS you can also use a browser-based routine to set it up. Netgear’s Genie software is a little behind the times but it’s very easy to use even if you’re a beginner. Simply plug the extender into a wall outlet and connect to a computer to its default “Netgear_EXT” network. Enter “mywifiext.net” into a web browser and begin setting up the extender. The goal is to connect the extender’s WiFi network to your router’s WiFi network. You’ll then use the extenders network name and password to connect your remote devices. Sorry, no seamless roaming.

NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender EX6120 - Coverage up to 1200 sq.ft. and 20 Devices with AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Signal Booster & Repeater (up to 1200Mbps Speed), and Compact Wall Plug Design

Conclusion

This little extender may not be the answer to the all the worlds WiFi problems but it’s affordability and ease of use make it an ideal choice for patching up dead spots on a WiFi network that’s nearing the edge of its capabilities without spending a bundle on a higher-end extender or full-blown mesh system.

Netgear AC 1200 Extender Prices

$44.29 $69.99
May 25, 2022 8:52 pm
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19 new from $40.00
43 used from $19.15

Price History

Price history for NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender EX6120 - Coverage up to 1200 sq.ft. and 20 Devices with AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Signal Booster & Repeater (up to 1200Mbps Speed), and Compact Wall Plug Design
Latest updates:
  • $44.29 - April 27, 2022
  • $42.16 - April 25, 2022
  • $44.29 - April 18, 2022
  • $42.16 - April 16, 2022
  • $44.29 - April 14, 2022
  • $42.13 - April 9, 2022
  • $44.29 - April 7, 2022
  • $51.91 - April 6, 2022
Since: November 26, 2021
  • Highest Price: $73.79 - February 3, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $38.13 - March 26, 2022

Additional information

Specification: Netgear AC 1200 Extender

Router Specs
Bands

Dual Band

Beamforming

No

Connectivity

Ethernet, WiFi

Coverage

Up to 1200 sq ft

Ethernet Ports

1 GB Port

WiFi Bandwidth

1200 Mbps

Max Stream

No

MU-MIMO

Yes

Number of Devices

Up to 20

USB Ports

N/A

WiFi Standard

802.11ac

Extender Specs
Setup

WPS

Antennas

Two

Mesh

No

Netgear AC 1200 Extender Videos

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